The full name of Swami Ramdev is Ramkishan Alipur Yadav and he was born in 1953in the Mahendragarh district of the state Haryana India. He got the popularity in the work with the name Baba Ramdev or Swami Ramdev. Swami Ramdev Baba is known for the great efforts he has shown for the promotion of Yoga, Asan and Pranayam in the entire world. He is the only person who shown and reveal the magical effects and benefits of Indian ancient art of curing that is YOGA.
Over Over 85 million of people learning yoga through the Swami Ramdev classed, Ramdev TV Programmes, Swami Baba Ramdev books, CD and DVD etc. Everyone can attend the yoga camps for free here in India. You will be surprised to know that he suffered with paralysis in his childhood but got fully cured only through the Yoga. He studied in school till 8th class and then he joined a gurukul to study Sanskrit and Yoga. He took sanyas and went to Jind district where he joined aarsh gurukul Kalba and also offered free yoga classed there.
With the establishment of Divya Yoga Mandir Trust, he started to popularize yoga with Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna. He showed many magical powers with yoga by curing several common and uncommon diseases. Swami Baba Ramdev Yoga are not only famous in India but also in every part of the world. Most of the people are now promoting this precious art of living fit and healthy to other by private classes and sessions. In India, you will find many Ramdev shivir which offers free services to masses. You can also avail yoga learning sessions thought the various TV Channels programme where Baba Ramdev personally teach the art of yoga on ZEE TV, Astha TV, Jagran etc. According to the masses who attends Swami Baba’s shivir personally, they got great relief, some of them completely cured etc.
Awards and recognitions
In January 2007, KIIT University awarded Swami Ramdev with an Honorary Doctorate degree in recognition of his efforts at popularizing the Vedic science of Yoga. The degree was presented to him in a ceremony presided over by the respected scientist and Nobel laureate Richard Ernst.
Claims of curing AIDS
In December 2006, press reports claimed that Ramdev had made claims of being able to use Yoga to cure AIDS.
A website promoting his products states that the CD4 cell count in some AIDS patients has improved after practising Yoga. This statement was translated by certain journalists as claiming a cure for AIDS.
As a consequence of these press reports he was sent a cease and desist order by the Indian Union Health Ministry and threatened legal action from medical NGOs. Ramdev responded by saying that he had been misquoted. His position was that Yoga and Ayurveda together can alleviate the suffering from AIDS, not cure it. He also added that Yogic education was preferable over sex education in response to the AIDS crisis.
Claims of curing Cancer
Other press reports quoted him as claiming to have a cure for cancer of the breast, liver, prostate, uterus, pituitary gland, brain tumors and leukemia by practicing the seven breathing exercises. They also said that he claimed to have documented proof of his successes.
Swami Ramdev was born in 1965 as Ramkishan Yadav in Alipur, Mahendragarh district of Indian state of Haryana. He attended school through the 8th grade in Shahjadpur. Thereafter, he joined a yogic monastery (gurukul) in Khanpur village to study Sanskrit and Yoga. Eventually, he renounced worldly life and entered into Sanyas (monastic living) - taking the name Swami Ramdev.
Then he went to Jind district and joined the Kalva gurukul and later imparted free Yoga training to villagers across Haryana. It is said that he travelled the Himalayas for several years before he settled in Haridwar. He discovered several medicinal plants in the Himalayas which he uses in treating his patients. Swami Ramdev started relentless efforts to popularise Yoga in 1995 with the establishment of DYM Trust, along with Acharya Karamveer and Acharya Balkrishna.
In 1995, Baba Ramdev joined the order of swamis after being initiated into the ascetic order by Swami Shankerdevji Maharaj. While training to be a Swami, Baba Ramdev spent many years undertaking an intense and thorough study of ancient Indian scriptures. At the same time, he also practiced intense self-discipline and meditation.
He teaches that God resides in every human being and that the body is God's temple. He is a firm believer in the concept of Vasudaiv Kutambakam (the whole World is one family) and decries practices that discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or gender. His fundamental belief is that expressions of love, affection and compassion towards all living things are the true worship of the Creator.
Swami Ramdev has taught several aspects of traditional Indian scriptures such as Ashtadhyayee, Mahabhashya and Upanishads along with six systems of Indian Philosophy in various Gurukuls (traditional Indian systems of education). He has helped establish Gurukuls in Kishangarh, Ghashera, and Mahendragarh in India. He has also founded the PYP Trust which has built several institutions. In addition to helping people learn about Yoga and spirituality, these institutions also provide a comprehensive facility that promotes the practice of Ayurveda - the traditional system of holistic medicine developed in India.
He teaches Pranayama which is a series of techniques for breath control that were developed as a part of the ancient Indian system of Yoga. Heretofore, these techniques were often thought of as being esoteric and complex and portrayed as being unsuitable for lay people. Consequently, their use was often limited to advanced practitioners of Yoga and undertaken only under the strict supervision of an experienced teacher. Swamiji has worked diligently to break these barriers and help make the practice of Pranayama achievable by the ordinary layperson.
Swami Ramdev was born as Ramkishan Yadav in the Mahendragarh district of Haryana. After studying at school till the eight standard, he joined a yogic monastery (gurukul) in Khanpur village. There, he started learning the techniques of Yoga, along with the Sanskrit language.
After completing his period of study at the Gurukul, Baba Ram Dev renounced the world and entered into Sanyas (monastic living). It was then that he assumed the name of Ramdev. He went to Jind district and joined the Kalva gurukul. There, he started teaching Yoga to the villagers across Haryana. It is believed that some time later, he traveled to the Himalayas, spending a number of years there. Thereafter, he went to Haridwar and till date, the city serves as his base.